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Bellingrath Gardens Christmas In Lights 2018

December 10, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights 2018Come celebrate the season at the 23rd annual Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights! The breath-taking display includes more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights, and 15 scenes!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre, lush public garden and historic home located just south of Mobile, AL. Bellingrath attracts a great many visitors to the Mobile area all year ’round with its immaculate grounds and special events.

One of the most popular annual events is Magic Christmas In Lights. The annual display is a Gulf Coast holiday tradition!

And why not? Who wouldn’t look forward to an annual stroll through 65-acres of stunning gardens bedecked in dazzling light?

Bellingrath Gardens Christmas In Lights also hosts weeknight choral performances on the home’s South Terrace. The full concert schedule for 2018 can be seen here.

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Discover Mobile’s Richards DAR House Museum

November 23, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Richards DAR House MuseumCome tour the Richards DAR House Museum! This magnificently decorated, 1860’s Italianate townhouse is located in Mobile, AL’s downtown Historical District.

Mobile is home to a number of historic house museums that you can visit and tour – and the Richards DAR House is one of them.

The Richards DAR House dates to 1860. Steamboat Captain Charles Richards built the lush and sizeable home for his large family. The house is located in Mobile’s oldest neighborhood, De Tonti Square and considered one of the city’s finest examples of the Italianate style.

The 10,000 square foot dream home includes a traditional brick courtyard and is surrounded by formal gardens. The house is famous for its expansive, cast-iron lace facade. The intricate metalwork wraps the front porch, gallery and sidewalk with depictions of the four seasons.

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Mobile Medical Museum – 300 Years of Medical History

August 17, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Medical MuseumWhen you visit the Mobile Medical Museum, in Mobile, AL, you’ll see thousands of fascinating artifacts that will take you back through 300 years of medical history!

Mobile was at the center of Alabama’s early medical history and is home to many of the state’s medical firsts. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Mobile would have sucha fascinating medical history museum.

The Mobile Medical Museum has an extensive collection of medical instruments and equipment, photographs, teaching materials, and letters from the early 1700s on. The over 5,000 artifacts, memorabilia, and archives represent the largest medical collection in the Southeast.

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Step Back In Time At the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

July 27, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in Mobile, ALThere are a number of restored, historic houses in Mobile but the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is the most spectacular Antebellum example in town. The mansion features double parlors, a lavish dining room, and grounds lush with live oaks and azaleas.

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is a 13,000 square foot, Greek Revival home, built in 1855 by Judge John Bragg. The mansion is located in the heart of Mobile’s Oakleigh Garden District. Judge Bragg and his family used the home for to enjoy Mobile’s social season, Thanksgiving through Mardi Gras.

The house remained in the Bragg family until 1880, then passed through a variety of hands before the last private owner purchased it in 1931. This final family occupied the Mansion until 1965. It is very much due to their efforts that the mansion became an icon of Mobile.

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Visit a Mobile AL Brewery for Craft Beer Tastes and Tours

March 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit a Mobile AL Brewery for Craft Beer Tastes and ToursWhether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just a locally-sourced food fan, you’ll be happy to know you can both sample and tour a Mobile AL brewery. The Mobile area has two breweries you can visit right now – with more on the way!

The craft beer brewing craze may seem like a fairly new thing but it’s really a return to a tradition. Back before prohibition, America, like the rest of the world sported a wide variety local and regional brewers. Tastes and traditions varied from state to state, town to town, brewer to brewer.

A return to many regional, small batch brewers enriches our country and makes travel that much more exciting. Craft brewers often offer limited and seasonal small-batch beers unavailable outside their tasting rooms. Most also have a limited distribution range, if any at all. This rarity makes the experience of visiting a craft brewery that much more memorable.

The Mobile AL brewery scene is small but growing.

Haint Blue Brewing Company ( www.haintbluebrew.com ) is building a brewery and taproom in Mobile’s historic Crystal Ice House. It’s located at 806 Monroe Street and should be open sometime soon. Until then, you can enjoy a visit, taste, and tour at these other Mobile AL breweries.

Visit a Mobile AL Brewery

Serda Brewingserdabrewing.com
600 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602
Serda Brewing is a Mobile AL brewery and bottling operation offering a comfortable pub style tap room with 4 taps for pints and growler fills. The brewery includes a beer garden, brewery tours, event space, onsite parking, and a food truck.

Fairhope Brewing Company www.fairhopebrewing.com
914 Nichols Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
Fairhope Brewing Company’s rustic taproom features locally made furniture and 15 taps. Bring in your own food or wait for one of their Food Truck Fridays. Tours are available every Saturday at noon and includes a logo pint glass filled with beer.

Come discover one of the excellent craft beer breweries near Mobile AL – you’ll be happy you did.

Mobile AL Lodging
Malaga Inn offers uncommonly comfortable lodging at our historic, downtown Mobile AL accommodations. Malaga Inn features free parking, wifi, and a wealth of comfy and stylish rooms to choose from. Book your stay at Malaga Inn today!

Discover Secret Gardens on Mobile’s Gallery of Gardens Tour!

April 7, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Gallery of Gardens 2017 in Mobile, ALMobile Botanical Gardens Gallery of Gardens Tour is back by popular demand! Scheduled for May 19th and 20th, 2017 this revamped walking tour features unique gardens in Mobile’s historic district!

Come discover the lush, hidden beauty of Mobile’s secret gardens! This popular walking tour will expose some of the most beautiful and unique foliage of the city. Private gardens in Mobile’s historic districts of Church Street East, Oakleigh, and DeTonte Square will all open for the tours.

Every spring, Mobile Botanical Gardens volunteers spend hours choosing from among the city’s most interesting and elaborate gardens. Having made their determinations, they then help to get the gardens ready for their inclusion in the annual Gallery of Gardens. The gardens they’ve chosen for this year’s tour will amaze and delight you!

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